miriam cooke
  • miriam cooke

  • Professor
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 203 Franklin Center
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 684-2312
  • Fax: (919) 681-7871
  • Office Hours: On Fall Leave
  • Homepage
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    My interests are in modern Arabic literature and contemporary Arab culture. I have written about war and gender in Arabic literature and film and also about Islamic feminism.
  • Specialties

    • Arabic
  • Research Summary

    20th Century, Criticism, Feminist Theory, Comp Lit, and Arabic
  • Research Description

    Arab cultural studies
  • Current Projects

    "The Tribal Modern in the Arabian Gulf: the Past as Future. An examination of the production of an ultramodern cosmopolitanism with tribal values."
  • Areas of Interest

    Arab world
  • Education

      • D.Phil.,
      • Oxford University,
      • 1980
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • President of the Association of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies,
      • 2001-2003
      • Trent Foundation award for Muslim Networks Workshop,
      • 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century,
      • spring 2001
      • Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary and International Studies award for Muslim Networks,
      • 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century,
      • spring 2001
      • “International Woman of 2001" Award,
      • 2001 International Biographical Centre (Cambridge),
      • 0 2001
      • Provost’s Fund award for Muslim Networks Project (with Bruce Lawrence),
      • Listed in Who’s Who in the World,
      • 0 1999
      • Fulbright Research Scholarship in Syria - "The Politics of Cultural Production",
      • 1995-6 September-June
      • Humanities Institute on Gender and War, Dartmouth College,
      • 0 1990
      • Violence and Post-Colonial Islam,
      • Harry F. Guggenheim Consultancy,
      • 0 1990
      • American Association of University Women Fellowship,
      • 0 1986
      • Duke University Research Council,
      • 0 1986
      • Social Science Research Council Scholarship,
      • 0 1986
      • Development of exchange program with University of Qadi Ayad in Marrakesh, Morocco,
      • Josiah Trent Foundation,
      • 0 1985
      • Fulbright Research Scholarship in Lebanon and Yemen,
      • 0 1982
  • Recent Publications

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      • Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf, University of California Press.
      • 2013.
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      • "“The New Empire”."
      • Boundary 2
      • (2013)
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      • "“Hopes and Disappointments: Revolutionary Narratives from Egyptian and Syrian Feminists”."
      • Jadaliyya
      • (2013)
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      • "“Tadmor’s Ghosts”."
      • Review of Middle East Studies 47/1
      • (2013)
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      • "• “Emerging Voices in Comparative Literature from the Middle East”."
      • Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 9/2
      • (2013)
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  • PhD Students

    • Basima Shaheen
      • Thesis: “Palestinian Identity in Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Territories” North Texas University
    • Anna Levett
      • Thesis: “Sufism, Surrealism in Mediterranean Literature” UNC-CH
    • Louis Yako
      • 2012 - present
      • Thesis: Iraqi intellectuals in exile
    • • Yaqeen Fouad
      • 2012 - present
      • Thesis: "Improvisational Art Networks of Egypt’s Events”
    • Yasmine Khayyat
      • 2012
      • Status: Graduated
      • Thesis: “Memory in Ruins: Lebanese wartime and post-war cultural production”
    • SherAli Tareen “Arabic Literature, Religion and Innovation” 2009 MA
      • 2006-2009
  • Teaching

    • AMES 422S.01
      • ARAB WOMEN WRITERS
      • Franklin Center 028
      • MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    • AMES 720.01
      • MIDDLE EAST PRACTICUM
      • Gray 319
      • Tu 01:25 PM-04:25 PM
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